Olive & Mango Workshop

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This is just a quick update regarding our first photography workshop in Trinidad. We are very excited. See all the details at http://oliveandmango.com/workshops/ Will be providing more details on our preparation and experience later. Stay tuned!


Shooting in the Dark

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Lately we have been shooting a lot of dark images on the blog. By dark I mean the overall look is moody and shadowy. This is an important distinction to make. Where as the aesthetic is dark, the image itself shouldn’t be muddy or noisy. Take the next image for an example Here we have an example of a moody scene. However, if you look closely you will notice that there is a lot of grain or noise in the shadow of the cups.

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The challenges of shooting at home

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Many people just love working from home. There seem to be so many advantages – no commute time, control over your work environment, no one takes your food in the fridge and the ability to work in your pyjamas. Of course, there are some draw backs such as a blurring of work life and home life. However, using your home as a photography studio also brings some unique challenges – complete chaos.

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What camera should I get to start?

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This is such a cliché question. But there is a reason for that. People are always jumping into the field and there is a level of trepidation attached. Not to mention the potential expense as this is not always the cheapest hobby/profession to enter. What brand to chose? What lens to choose? Do I need to learn to use Photoshop? Tripods? Lots of questions. Thankfully I there is a lot out free info out there, especially via YouTube.

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Welcome to the blog

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I am not a blogger. I mean I like the concept of blogging but I never seemed disciplined enough to chronicle things. Note taking and the like is usually a chore for me. Maybe I never felt like I had anything worthwhile to write about or maybe I don’t like to get too personal. Not sure. But here I am. Photography is something I kind of fell into. I mean I always loved looking at pictures but never really thought of creating them before.

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